Barbara Zafonte Morrissey is of counsel in the New York office of Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP.

Ms. Morrissey has experience in all areas of intellectual property law including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Her practice focuses primarily on client counseling including rendering of validity, infringement and availibility opinions, and conducting licensing negotiations and drafting license agreements in the patent and trademark areas. She is involved in all aspects of patent prosecution including drafting patent applications, appeals to the USPTO's Board of Appeals, reissue applications, reexamination proceedings and interferences. Her practice also involves all aspects of trademark prosecution including trademark oppositions.

Ms. Morrissey's clients include pharmaceutical, agricultural, biotechnological, chemical and technological companies.

Prior to law school, Ms. Morrissey was a scientific advisor in the intellectual property field. At the time, she maintained a large foreign and U.S. prosecution docket for large chemical clients and conducted scientific and patent searches. While in law school, Ms. Morrissey was awarded a St. John's University School of Law Academic Scholarship and graduated cum laude from St. John's with her Juris doctor degree.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business Management. Ms. Morrissey obtained a position as a doctoral fellow and taught biology to medical and pharmacy students as she obtained a Master of Science degree with concentrations in molecular biology and biochemistry. During her graduate studies, she conducted research on multistage carcinogenesis and authored a thesis on the effect of amino acid deprivation on carcinogenic pancreatic cells in culture. Ms. Morrissey graduated summa cum laude from her undergraduate and graduate programs.

Ms. Morrissey is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the bar of the State of New York. She is also a member of the New York and American Bar Associations and the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

Position:Of Counsel

Bar Admission

New York (1995)
Registered to practice before
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Adelphi University
(B.S., Biology, 1989)
Summa Cum Laude
St. John's University
(M.S., Molecular Biology
and Biochemistry 1991)
Summa Cum Laude
St. John's University (J.D., 1995)
Cum Laude


New York State and
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property
Law Association
New York Intellectual Property
Law Association
International Trademark Association

Primary Office

745 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10151
Telephone: (212) 588-0800
Fax: (212) 588-0500

Copyright 2005 Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP. All Rights Reserved.
Click here to view Web Site Disclaimer.